Police catch up with alleged gunman and victim fleeing Germantown shooting scene

With his alleged assailant in police custody, a man shot in Germantown on Thursday night remained in critical condition Friday.

Shortly before 6:30 p.m., 39th district officers responded to reports of a shooting on the 100 block of W. Manheim St. They found the victim, a 35-year old male who was shot once in the back, running from the alleged gunman on W. Seymour St.

Officers apprehended the gunman, also 35, and linked the nine-millimeter handgun he was carrying to shell casings found at the Manheim St. scene, police said.

The victim was transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center. The suspect has not been officially charged but remained in police custody for questioning Friday.

Police spokesperson Christine O’Brien alleged that the shooting stemmed from an argument between the two men.

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